Knowledge is POWER!

Good Thursday, my lovely SAPT blog readers!  This morning I bring you a special blog post aimed at nurturing that big ol' brain of yours.  I'm an avid reader, and make a point to try and set aside at least an hour a day to read.  I frequently have upwards of thirty tabs open on my computer... a "to-do" list of material that I want to get to.  To my delight, this list never seems to get any shorter, as each article leads to 3 others, and so on and so forth.  Here's a quick screen shot to show I'm not speaking hyperbole. 48 tabs...


As ridiculous as this may seem, this is my way of forcing myself to improve.  Every day I strive to be better then I was the day before. Whether this improvement comes as a result of learning a new exercise or gaining a more complete understanding of a certain conditioning method, it doesn't matter.  The point is that I'm evolving and growing every day, and reading plays an instrumental role in this process.  Below are a few tidbits from the internet to help you evolve.  Remember: knowledge is power.


We frequently use forearm wallslides here at SAPT.  This is a fantastic exercise that targets your serratus, helps increase scapular stability, and combats the droopy, shoulders-forward posture that many overhead athletes develop.  Here's a great video by Eric Cressey, owner of Cressey Sports Performance, where he discusses the finer details of the exercise and how to perform it correctly.

Ever wonder why your SAPT coaches are having you roll on the ground?  Read this article to find out!

Rolling Patterns for Core Development and Functional Movement

Any avid runners out there?  Here's a great article explaining the science behind program design for runners like you!

- What are Strength Exercises for Runner? The Science and the Programming

New to the strength training scene?  Check out this article by Dean Somerset showing you how to succeed as a new lifter.

5 Ways for Beginners to Succeed in The Gym in 2015

Here are two article by the guys at Darkside Strength.  Dr. Quinn Henoch and Ryan Brown are huge players in the sports performance and rehabilitation industries.  If you're not keeping already reading their material, start now.  You won't regret it.

- Movement to Master for Youth Athletes

- 5 Mobility Must Haves

And finally, I'll leave you with what may be my favorite pre-lift video of all time.  Donny Shankle of California Strength, ladies and gentleman.